Press Releases

Baltimore City Residents Comprise 51 Percent of Horseshoe Casino Workforce

More than 1,250 Baltimore City residents will be employed at the Horseshoe Baltimore casino, representing 51 percent of the staff hired as of August 21.

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IMAGE: Mayor Rawlings-Blake announces local hiring impact of the Horseshoe Baltimore casino

Mayor Announces Departure of Baltimore Development Corporation President and CEO Brenda McKenzie

Baltimore City Councilman William Cole, who currently represents the city's 11th district, will serve as the new BDC President and CEO.

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Mayor Rawlings-Blake, Lt. Governor Brown Join Community Celebration and Ribbon Cutting for ShopRite of Howard Park

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined other elected officials, civic and religious leaders, and residents for the long-awaited grand opening of ShopRite of Howard Park.

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Images from the grand opening of ShopRite of Howard Park

Mayor Rawlings-Blake, ShopRite Relaunch Virtual Supermarket Program, First of its Kind in the Nation

Officials announce the relaunch of Baltimore City's Virtual Supermarket program—a nationally award-winning program...

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IMAGE: Mayor Rawlings-Blake announces the relaunch of the Virtual Supermarket

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Departure of City Finance Director Harry Black, Names Henry Raymond as Replacement

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announces departure of Baltimore City Finance Director Harry Black...

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Mayor Rawlings-Blake Celebrates Grand Opening of City's First New Recreation Center Built in 10 Years

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and members of the Morrell Park community celebrated the grand opening of the Morrell Park Community Center.

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IMAGE: Opening of the Morrell Park Community Center

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Touts Baltimore City Bond Rating Upgrade to AA from AA-

Leading bond rating agency says Baltimore City finances are stable; marks City's first increase since 2007

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IMAGE: Mayor Rawlings-Blake touts Baltimore City bond rating upgrade

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Town Hall Forums Focused on Amended Curfew, Youth Connection Centers

Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Batts invite feedback from neighborhood and community members

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Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Changes to City Parking to Address Misuse of Disability Tags

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Project SPACE, an initiative to eliminate abuse of disability placards and increase the availability of on-street parking.

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